Tag: encryption

by Geoffrey King

Earlier this month, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy requiring that travelers to the United States turn on their devices at the request of airport security personnel. Devices that cannot be powered on will be barred from the aircraft, and passengers in possession of such devices may also be subjected to additional screening. While [...] more »

by Andrew Ford Lyons

The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. In this post I’m going to bang on a rather popular drum: Journalists need to know how encryption works … and use it. It’s a statement that’s common among digital security experts. The Rory Peck Trust, where I work, focuses on freelancers, [...] more »

by Denise Lu

With the NSA constantly popping up in headlines this year, it’s important to look into how to protect journalists who need to communicate with confidential sources. The Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to support and defend transparency journalism in an era when it is especially scrutinized. The foundation recently announced a crowdfunded campaign to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo buys video creation app Qwiki for about $50 million (AllThingsD) 2. Twitter testing a new translation tool (mediabistro) 3. Encryption works: How to protect your privacy in the age of NSA surveillance (Press Freedom Foundation) 4. TV news searches for a 21st century winning model (Fiscal Times) 5. Esquire sells a new story online for the first time (Nieman Lab) 6. YouTube renews Vevo [...] more »

by Andrew Lih

“Security is the chief enemy of mortals.” – Shakespeare As the story of former General and CIA Director David Petraeus has unfolded, we continue to get surprising insights into the digital breadcrumbs that led to his surprise resignation. His downfall was brought about by a growing trail of electronic records held by today’s top commercial [...] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Next week will be decisive for BlackBerry corporate users. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) could provide a solution to help security agencies in India access corporate email by obtaining encrypted data in readable formats. If RIM does not offer a solution before the end of the month, India has warned that it will block [...] more »